SAGINAW, Mich. — Jim Paliafito stands in the parking lot outside of the Dow Event Center, asking one question, over and over again. It’s a question that will never be answered.
“Why?” asks the general manager of the Saginaw Spirit, choking up.
“It’s the last thing I think about when I go to bed at night and the first thing I think about when I wake up in the morning.”
Why did Terry Trafford take his own life after being cut from the Ontario Hockey League club for a violation of team rules, ending a stay of four years with the Spirit?
Less than two weeks after Trafford’s death in this city of close to 51,000 residents, Paliafito, head coach Greg Gilbert and team president Craig Goslin sat down with Yahoo Sports in a boardroom at the Dow Event Center to answer some of the questions about the 20-year-old’s final days.
Goslin, who is a part-owner of the Spirit and was billeting Trafford until his release from the team, would not say what Trafford was being punished for – only thatRead More »from Some questions will never be answered in Terry Trafford tragedy